Knowing how to prepare walls for painting is a crucial step in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

Painting Preparation Steps

Preparing walls for painting involves a number of steps and points to take into consideration:

  • Cleaning the area – mix detergent with warm water and apply the mixture with a sponge to the clean chosen surface, followed by a thorough rinsing to get rid of detergent residue. Paint will naturally cling better to a cleaner surface.
  • Getting rid of mildew – mix 3 parts water to one part bleach and apply onto the affected area. Leave mixture on surface for 20 mins and reapply as it dries, then rinse thoroughly with water. Follow up with a mild detergent and water rinse.

Additional Advice & Instructions

There are so many other factors that work into paint prep; different surfaces require a different type of preparation. Visit our DIY Know How section to find out more specific instructions on how to prepare walls for painting for various surfaces.

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